Pedestrian Killed In Berkeley Car Accident On Interstate 80 near 580 Freeway
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (September 16, 2019) – One person has tragically died in a car accident along the 80 Freeway by the 580 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 2:00 a.m. by Gilman Street. A man was reportedly driving in his Honda Civic when it became disabled on the freeway.
The victim was able to exit his Honda Civic, but he was struck and killed by a passing Jeep. Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving efforts he was later pronounced dead.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner according to the prevailing conditions. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
There is simply no reason why one driver should rear-end another vehicle on the freeway or hit a pedestrian exiting their cars. Drivers are supposed to maintain a safe follow distance with the lead vehicle ahead of them. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. An attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.